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[ 13 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

This year’s Belize Tourism Expo, BETEX 2014, held May 7 to 12, highlighted the little country’s increasing range of tourism options and confirms Belize’s maturity as a world class travel destination, according the owners of the Lodge at Chaa Creek.

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[ 12 May 2014 | One Comment | ]

The deadline for applying to the annual Eco Kids educational summer camp is drawing near, and the Lodge at Chaa Creek is urging young Belizeans between the ages of 8 and 13 years old to get on board! Officially known as the Children’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program, the Eco Kids camp is a great opportunity for young Belizeans to learn about their natural environment and develop skills while having fun during a weeklong jungle adventure.

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[ 9 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

So the next time you come across a Belizean iguana sunning itself or diving into the water as your canoe passes we hope you’ll see more than just some lazy lizard lounging around, and appreciate that here is another example of nature’s marvellous ability to adapt and evolve. And when you consider that he or she is just one of hundreds of thousands of crucial components to Belize’s rainforest habitat, a habitat of amazing interdependence and diversity, we hope that you’ll share our sense of never ending excitement and appreciation for the sheer elegance of our natural world.

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[ 7 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

And why not? With the pristine Macal River gently flowing past the front door and a fleet of well-maintained canoes at your disposal, canoeing is one of the activities at Chaa Creek that consistently delights guests of all ages. Even people who have never been in a canoe before discover just how enjoyable this age-old pastime is in Belize.

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[ 6 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Big Cats of Belize: Five Beautiful Species

A little while back we did a piece on the international efforts to establish and maintain a green corridor running from Mexico down to Argentina to protect the region’s jaguar population, and some people registered surprise that Belize actually has a jaguar population. That population not only exists, but is hopefully growing today thanks to efforts from conservation groups such as Panthera and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Well, we thought that if people were surprised …

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[ 5 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Cinco de Mayo holds a special place for Belizeans not only because of our close proximity to Mexico and the large Spanish speaking population, but due to the similarities between the Battle of Puebla and our own Battle of St George’s Caye – that defining moment in Belize’s history and the beginning of the long road to independence in 1981.

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[ 30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

There you go. People have their own favorites, but I don’t think there will be much argument over these 6 best foods that Belize has to offer. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting some more dishes and actual Belize cooking recipes, so that wherever you are in this world, you can enjoy the best of Belize at home. So stay tuned and happy dining!

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[ 9 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

A weeklong summer camp that teaches Belizean children to be stewards of their environment and instills memorable values that will have an impact on the way children conduct their lives, their relationship with our fragile Earth, and the sustainable development of our future.

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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek has just announced two new all-inclusive packages that cater to young people with a fun nature learning adventure and to grandparents with a surf and turf Caribbean special.

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[ 4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

With a temperature that doesn’t vary much month to month, and a landscape where green is always to be found, year round swimming and long pants usually a fashion statement more than a necessity, it’s hard to put a finger on why April in Belize seems so particularly wonderful.

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[ 3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Yes, gone are the days when it was all swimsuit competitions and prancing around. Modern competitions look for knowledge and sophistication. So it is with some national pride that we announce that Belizean up-and-comer Jacinta Gomez won the annual University of South Florida Miss International Pageant this week.

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[ 2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Enter the marine conservation organization “Blue Ventures” which is trying to create a market for the fish as a way to combat its negative effects on the reef. The conservation group is working on teaching fishermen how to catch and clean the species without getting stung with the right handling and processing techniques.

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[ 1 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]

In a surprise move, Belize has been elected to the UN Security Council, and will be sharing an office with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, who requested the move “in order to work in close proximity with the Belizean advisors,” he said.

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[ 31 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]

A new trend in eco-tourism is rapidly growing in popularity – equestrian travel holidays seem to be the Next Big Thing in Belize, according to Natural History Centre manager Brion Young.

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[ 28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

“Each year we see improvements t medical care in Belize that are keeping pace with population growth, the rise of ecotourism and the increase of people moving to Belize to retire, and this is great news.

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[ 27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

And who came in as number one? Belize’s Half Moon Caye, which is indeed one of the top dives in the country, and not far from the famous Blue Hole, probably the most iconic and certainly most photographed dive hole on the planet ever since being made popular by Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso documentary (go ahead, hit Google and see…).

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[ 25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

There’s something about springtime that just make you want to get up a little earlier and do things, like maybe an early morning guided bird walk. Nature hikes or canoe ride. Or just enjoy that extra hour or so in bed.

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[ 21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

You may remember back in August last year when we reported that the Travel Channel listed Belize as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world? Well, it’s happened again, the time the March 18th edition of the Wall Street Cheat Sheet, an investor’s guide and lifestyle site e-zine, listing Belize as one of the world’s ten top happiest countries!

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[ 20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

“I started hearing people saying ‘we’re taking our summer vacations now’ in the middle of the winter, and just heard the same statement again today. It’s occurred to me that seasons are almost becoming obsolete in today’s world,”

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[ 19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

What country has the second largest reef in the World? The largest in the Western Hemisphere? The World’s largest atolls? Surprise, surprise, it’s that tiny Caribbean/Central American jewel, Belize.